Hurricane Matthew Aftermath: 23 People Killed In US, 1500 Left Stranded

Hurricane Matthew is gone, but the U.S. is still recovering. In the aftermath, from Florida up to North Carolina, hundreds of thousands of people are dealing with power outages and water rescues are still underway.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the hurricane killed more than 500 people in Haiti and at least 21 people in the US -- nearly half of them in North Carolina being swept away by fast moving flood waters.

The death toll in Haiti continues to rise as the country fights off a cholera outbreak in the wake of Matthew. Officials say contaminated water and a lack of proper hygiene is causing the surge in cholera cases.

Cholera is a bacterial disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. It's fatal if not treated right away.

Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti as the country was still recovering from a devastating earthquake in 2010.